Six Reasons Why Mr. Rogers Was Probably the Best Person Ever

In honor of the birthday of one of my favorite people ever – Fred Rogers – today I’m reblogging a post I wrote for Kidz Showz last fall. Enjoy!

Kidz Showz

In the wake of the Boston bombings, this Mr. Rogers meme made its way around the Intertron:

This made me happy for two reasons. One, Mr. Rogers was basically the mascot of my entire childhood and nostalgia is my kryptonite. All you have to do is show me a clip of the Duck Tales theme song and I will become your slave. Guys, it’s bad.

Two, the words in the picture are pure and true. The fact that so many other people found rest in them reassured me that life was not all terrible. My daughter who turned one around the same time soon decided that Mr. Rogers was the only person she wanted to watch, and this was fine by me because he beats all the magenta-colored cartoon characters on TV 9,327 to one. The more I watched, the more I remembered the man who was Mr. Fred Rogers…

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